Near Line of Actual Control…
Navy's MiG-29K will be deployed to monitor the border

After the confrontation with China in Galvan, the focus of the forces is to continuously monitor and increase the strength in the northern sector. Naval P-8I surveillance planes are constantly flying in Ladakh sector for surveillance. Now the Navy's MiG-29K fighter jets will also be deployed in the northern sector soon. The deployment is being done following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's directive to increase coordination among the three armies and the instructions of Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat. 

General Rawat had said that fighter jets may need to be deployed along with the Air Force on the western or northern borders. Meanwhile, DRDO has given India drones to the army to monitor the LAC. The army had demanded these drones for surveillance. These are the lightest and modern surveillance drones. Despite being small, they are extremely powerful and fit for accurate surveillance at any location. These have real-time video transmission, night vision and the ability to identify people even in dense forests. The MiG-29K will be operational near the Line of Actual Control (LAC). 

The Navy currently has 40 MiG-29Ks and is stationed at INS Vikramaditya and departs on a regular flight from INS Hansa base in Goa. The Navy received these fighter jets from Russia over a decade ago. Ever since the confrontation with China, the Navy is playing an important role in surveillance and detection of Chinese bases in the Ladakh sector. Apart from this, the Indian Navy is still practicing in Malacca and this is where the Chinese Navy enters the Indian Ocean. Government sources said that Andaman is also conducting maneuvers under the Navy's Western Fleet deployment in Nicobar.